On March 7 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (PST), you are invited to join a virtual discussion on the exciting world of Cryptocurrency with Dr. David Andolfatto from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. This discussion is part of the TRU Students’ Union’s Breaking Bread series which brings together small groups of students with community leaders to share perspectives, foster connections, and build community.
Dr. David Andolfatto serves as a Senior Vice President in the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis, and was previously an Economics Professor at Simon Fraser University. After completing his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Dr. Andolfatto went on to complete his MA in Economics from SFU and then his Ph.D. in Economics at Western University. In addition to having been an Economics professor, Dr. Andolfatto has also published several articles in economic journals and has been invited as a visiting scholar to central banks around the world. Additionally, in 2009 he was awarded the prestigious Bank of Canada Fellowship Award for his contributions in the area of money, banking, and monetary policy.
This virtual discussion will cover a wide area of topics based on participants’ interests. Some topics it will touch on include:
What is Cryptocurrency?
How important is cryptocurrency now and in the future as part of monetary policy?
Why are there so many cryptocurrencies?
Crypto as a long term investment vs monetary instrument?
And any other questions based on your interest.
If you are a student or community member who is interested in joining this discussion sign up below. After signing up, you will receive more information and a link to join the virtual discussion.